Lot 36: Robert Indiana - The Metamorphosis of Norma Jean Mortenson - 1997 - SIGNED
14 November 2016
Brooklyn , NY, USALive Auction
Description: "The Metamorphosis of Norma Jean Mortenson" by Robert Indiana, 1997 Signed Serigraph. Paper size is 16 x 16 inches, with an image size of 14 x 14 inches. The Serigraph is from an edition size of 30 and is not framed. The condition was rated A: Mint. Additional details: Signed, Labeled a "T.P." (Trial Proof), and Numbered out of 30 in pencil by Robert Indiana. Limited Edition Serigraph published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier and released as part of the large portfolio and book entitled "The American Dream". Here are the details from the book regarding this image by Indiana: "Indiana, as entrenched in numbers and words as he is in color and form, almost invariably has levels of messages even in his most blatant statement works. This is mid-60's artwork is a veritable study in numerology, identity and transition. Note that the 2 & 6 are repeated; Marilyn was born in '26'; died in '62'; the point of the star declare "I moon; the layout mimics a telephone dial, which is what Marilyn held when she died." **Please note: the image has been rotated in order to view the print as intended.
Condition Report: A: Mint
Artist or Maker: Indiana, Robert